Attractions IN/AROUND Houtbosdorp

Botanical Gardens / Landmarks

Cheerio Gardens

The azaleas of Cheerio Gardens, when in bloom, remind one of Chinese cherry blossoms in spring, only even more beautiful. Cheerio Valley, a 100 hectare forest, lies in the Magoebaskloof. Within the forest lie the world-famous Cheerio ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Ebenezer Dam

Built on the Great Letaba River, you will find Ebenezer Dam near Tzaneen. It lies between the lovely little town of Haenertsburg and the Magoebaskloof, in the Land of the Silver Mist. Ebenezer Dam is a popular and particularly pretty dam visited often by ...

Game Reserves / National Monuments

Makapansgat Valley

A basin rich in magnificence and biodiversity, the Makapansgat Valley displays some of the most astounding beauty in Limpopo. Not only is it of interest to paleontologists - numerous caves in the Makapansgat valley hold fossils that date back to 3.3 million ...

Forests / Nature Reserves

Modjadji Cycad Reserve

High in the Lobedu Mountains near Duiwelskloof and situated next to the home of the fabled rain queen, lies the Modjadji Cycad Reserve, boasting some of the oldest and largest Cycad specimens on earth. The 530 hectare Modjadji Nature Reserve, situated in the ...

Game Reserves

Polokwane Game Reserve

Bordering the city of Polokwane in Limpopo, the Polokwane Game Reserve is possibly one of the finest on which to cut your teeth if youíre new to the pursuit of game viewing mainly because of its proximity to Johannesburg - itís roughly three hoursí drive - ...

Golf Courses

Tzaneen Country Club

Covered with indigenous grasses and endowed with putting surfaces unmatched throughout Limpopo, Tzaneen Country Club will reward the player who can adapt to the subtle breaks and influences of the ever-present grain and the golfer with putts dropping at a ...

Forests / Nature Reserves

Woodbush Forest Reserve

The Woodbush forest reserve lies in the heart of the valley called the Magoebaskloof, a mountainous region known for its untouched afromontane forests and bird life. Woodbush is the best place in the country to see the black-fronted bush shrike, and one of ...

... and a little further afield

Cultural / Museums

Bakone Malapa

Regarded as a living museum, the Bakone Malapa Museum near Polokwane is one of several museums and national monuments that bear testimony to South Africaís peoples. The Bakone Malapa, where tribesmen practise long-standing traditions to enlighten visitors ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

Debengeni Falls

n the verdant beauty of the Magoebaskloof, which is in the splendour of the northern part of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, is Debengeni Falls. This waterfall is an idyllic example of the untouched, untainted appeal of Limpopo Province. The Ramadipha River ...

Nature Reserves

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Bounding the Wolkberg Wilderness, Lekgalameetse is an attractive mountain reserve sporting sparkling clear rivers and waterfalls and natural pools. The most colourful of butterflies, natural beauty, lush kloofs, indigenous forests and the plentiful birdlife ...

Nature Reserves

Masebe Nature Reserve

Masebe Nature Reserve is situated about two hours' drive from Polokwane. The reserve lies within the Waterberg Biosphere (the world's only savanna biosphere reserve). Masebe might be small Ė 4500 hectares but it has been described as intensely interesting by ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Peter Mokaba Stadium

Polokwane is the capital city of the South African province of Limpopo, and the proud home of the Peter Mokaba Stadium. This is one of the five stadiums that needed to be constructed for the 2010 FIFA World Cupô (as opposed to the other five that were ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Polokwane Bird Sanctuary

The Polokwane Bird Sanctuary lies just north of town on the banks of the Sand River, right next to the sewerage works. Water is treated at the sewerage works before entering a sequence of ponds, and finally flowing into the Sand River. That the ...

Golf Courses

Polokwane Golf Club

The Polokwane Golf Course has bent grass greens, Kikuyu fairways and 14 water hazards. Founded in 1863, the Polokwane Golf Club was virtually a desert. However, as the years progressed, so did the course, and it is now rated one of the best with.. ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Turfloop Nature Reserve

Lying due west of the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus, just east of Polokwane, is the provincially administered Turfloop Nature Reserve (sometimes also called a game reserve). Named after the Turfloop township outside ...

Nature Reserves

Wolkberg Wilderness Area

Lying just off the R71 outside Haenertsburg where the Drakensberg meets the Strydpoort Mountains, the Wolkberg Wilderness Area is a selected few hikersí idea of bliss - the tracks through the awe-inspiring 22 000 hectare piece of paradise are pretty ...

Religious

Zion City at Moria

The largest Christian gathering in South Africa happens twice a year at Zion City, Moria near Polokwane at Easter and again for the September festival. The Zion Christian Churchís headquarters are at Zion City Moria (not to be confused with the underground ...

Houtbosdorp as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Haenertsburg, Magoebaskloof, Modjadjiskloof, Mokopane, Pietersburg, Polokwane, Tzaneen

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